Pokémon Go's daily bonuses entice players to play regularly

Bonuses take many forms, such as performing specific quests.


Niantic published a blog explaining daily bonuses, a forthcoming feature designed to keep Pokemon Go coming back to catch em all and then some.

"Trainers will soon be able to receive a bonus for certain daily activities, including catching a Pokemon or visiting a PokéStop once a day," the developer explained. "You’ll earn a larger bonus if you do this seven days in a row."

As a way to engage players, the tasks go beyond surface-level requirements like opening the app every so often.

  • Catching a Pokemon will net you 500 XP and 600 Stardust
  • Catch Pokemon for seven days straight to receive 2000 XP and 2400 Stardust
  • Make daily visits to PokeStops, and spinning the Photo Disc, adds 500 XP and an assortment of extra items to your inventory
  • Hit up a PokeStop every day for seven consecutive days, and you'll earn 2000 XP and even more items

"If you catch a Pokemon at any time on Tuesday local time, you’ll be eligible for the next daily bonus on Wednesday at 12 AM local time," Niantic wrote.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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